Fellowship Program

The American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution (DR) Section’s new Fellowship program is accepting applications for its first cohort of Fellows. The program provides Fellows with opportunities to gain experience with the Section, and is aimed at grooming the next generation of leadership, while at the same time helping the Fellows to advance their careers and grow their personal network within the field of Dispute Resolution.

The Fellowship program is initially a one-year commitment, with an option to continue for a second year of “Advanced” Fellowship. Fellows will have their registration fees waived for all DR Section events and activities, including the Spring Conference. They will have preferential access to DR Section publications and will also receive mentorship and access to the leadership of various Committees of the Section. The first year of Fellowship will involve activities including writing blogs and newsletters, organizing committee events, and research. During the optional second year, Fellows will have the opportunity to select a project that is aligned to their specific area of interest in Dispute Resolution and present it in a manner that will highlight their individual contribution to the advancement of the DR Section. These projects may run the gamut from writing an article for a Section publication, to organising an event or new training program.

For the year 2020-2021, Fellowships are available with the following Committees:

Candidates with at least three (3) years of dispute resolution related experience, as well as more experienced practitioners looking to transition to a career in Dispute Resolution are welcome to apply. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrable interest in Dispute Resolution, and a commitment to taking increasing roles and responsibilities within the Section. Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for an interview. 

Please submit completed applications accompanied by a CV via email to: Linda Warren Seely at Linda.Seely@americanbar.org.

Applications should be submitted no later than August 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

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